Friday, June 28, 2013

Birthday Card

Today, I would like to share a birthday card I recently made for my Dad.  You know all those fun ATC classes I hold, well this is what I do with a lot of them.  I turn my ATC's into greeting cards.  All of the stamped images are Tim Holtz stamps.  I used a kraft cardstock base for my card.  I used a combination of Bazzill Kraft and Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock for the rest of my card.  To get that worn distressed look on the Kraft Core, just use a Sanding Grip on the color side of the paper.  It exposes some of the kraft base and remove some of the color and you get a really cool distressed look.  I shaded all the edges of my paper pieces and distressed with a bone folder.  The arrow is a Studio Calico Wood Veneer (you can never have too many wood veneers, lol)

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Trinket Box

I hope everyone had a great Father's Day!  Up today, I have the last of my projects using Crate Paper's DIY Shop Collection.  I used 2 Sizzix dies and chipboard to form my box & stand.  The first  Cupcake Stand & Pennant die 657728 made a great base and the second is Square Box die 658058, it is really quite large once assembled.  You can used both of these dies alone or use as I did and stack them for a totally different look.  I used the chipboard, ephemera and paper from the collection.  Then I added some Tim Holtz pieces and a few Studio Calico wood veneers.

I shaded all paper pieces with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink and a blending tool.  Then distressed the edges with a bone folder.

You can find everything used to create this fun trinket box at The Scrapbooking Studio.  Thanks for looking, give it a try :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

DIY Shop Tag

Hello, Hello :)  Today I have a vintage tag I made for The Scrapbooking Studio.  I used Crate Paper - DIY Shop ephemera pieces and chipboard.  I also used a manila tag that I colored with Tim Holtz Stains (Wild Honey & Scattered Straw).  I shaded the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink and a blending tool with foam.  To finish it off I added a Tim Holtz Custom Fastener & Mini Paper Clip, also a Studio Calico wood veneer with bling.

Friday, June 7, 2013


Happy Friday, Bobbi here, today I'm sharing a layout I did with Crate Paper's - DIY Shop.  Notice how the colors in today's layout are more subtle than yesterday's layout, but still from the same collection.  I love how there is little bits of shiny gold goodness in this line, I am really liking the gold trend right now.  For this layout, I trimmed some of the pattern papers down and also used several pieces from the ephemera pack in the collection, as well as some of the chipboard pieces.  I shaded the edges of all my paper, chipboard and wood veneers with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.  I then distress all the edges of the paper pieces with a bone folder, you could also use a distressing tool.

My wood veneers are from Studio Calico.  I covered my wood veneer geo tag with gold WOW glitter. Then I added a few Stampendous Frantage Gilded Mica Fragment Flakes, to step up the gold to the next level.

Lastly, I stamped the wood veneer banner with gold pigment ink and American Crafts 5th & Frolic Collection stamp set.

You can find the products I used for this layout at The Scrapbooking Studio.  I hope you give it a try!  Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

DIY Shop...

Here is a layout I did using Crate Paper's - DIY Shop as a Design Team project for The Scrapbooking Studio.  This line has a very vintage feel and the colors are great.  I used a handful of the patterned papers, the ephemera pack and the chipboard as well, all from the collection.  I cut all my pieces down as needed, then I shaded around all edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.  After shading, I distressed my edges with a bone folder, you could also use a distressing tool.

I also used a few of my wood veneers from Studio Calico.

I encourage you to give it a try!  You can find this collection at The Scrapbooking Studio. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June ATC's & Vintaj Book Pendant Classes

Hi all, sorry it's been far too long since I have blogged last.  I'm glad the rain has given us a bit of a break, I'm a little rained out :)  I'm sharing the June ATC class with you today, I know this is so not my norm I'm having such fun with it.  I love the bright colors and I have discovered I really like to doodle.  Class is Saturday, June 15th from 10am-1pm.  If you would like to reserve your seat, give us a call at The Scrapbooking Studio-Bloomington 309-585-0409.  If you can't make it to class, call and reserve a class kit.  I plan on incorporating these fun bright cards into my Dylusions Art Journal!!!

The same day, right after the mornings ATC class, we will learn how to work with Vintaj natural brass.  We will be making a book pendant that you can wear long or short, your choice.  Class is Saturday, June 15th from 2-5 pm.  Give us a call to reserve your seat at 309-585-0409. We will be learning several techniques working with the natural brass.   I look forward to seeing you.